Regada is a festival in Cavite City in which the merry-making is centered on sprinkling water. It is a week-long celebration starting on the second week of June and ends on the feast day of St. John the Baptist, June 24.
Regar is a Spanish word meaning ‘to sprinkle’ or ‘to water’. Regada is a combination of ecological, cultural, and spiritual activities participated by Caviteños showing off their unity and camaraderie. In the recent years, Regada kicks-off with Kulay at Tubig, an on-the-spot water color painting contest participated by students from different schools in Cavite City. And then there’s the Regada Trade Fair and the Tahong Fiesta.
To give back to nature, Caviteños conduct coastal cleaning program as part of the festival. The celebration is at its height on the 24th with the Basayawan sa Kalye as people gather in the stretch of the city streets and party with the Paulan, making it the biggest wet party on the street. The final part of the Regada festival is the Caracol ni San Juan Bautista where the image of the patron saint is set out on a fluvial parade and will be brought to the Paulan to bless the people and in return, to honor St. John the Baptist.
This is one of the biggest events here in Cavite. Be part of this year’s Regada festival. Mark your calendar now!
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